The Ms. Senior Waupaca County Homemaker Pageant will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Waupaca Recreation Center, 407 School St.
It will be held in the Augie Austin Gym, with the stage used for the pageant.
The pageant is being sponsored by Southern Care Hospice and the Waupaca Senior Center.
“Southern Care Hospice approached me about hosting and cosponsoring the pageant, and I thought it was a great way to showcase some of the area seniors,” said Teri Moe, Waupaca’s senior citizen coordinator.
Initially, Moe was concerned about getting contestants but said that turned out to be no problem.
The contestants will include Arlene Wohlrabe, Gladys Hall, Shirley Jorgenson, Shirley Spera, Irene Guerin, Dianne Heffner and Mary Looker. “Recover Health of Waupaca was also instrumental in getting contestants. I sent letters to senior apartments, assisted living apartments, nursing homes and in my newsletter,” Moe said.
All the candidates are at least 55 years old and Waupaca County residents.
The pageant itself will have a Ms. America question, a favorite piece of clothing for the gown wear section and a multi-tasking performance for the talent portion. They will also all bring a favorite dessert for judging.
Each four stations will be judged with prizes awarded.
The winner will receive a crown, sash and flowers. All will receive a gift.
Moe said the winner will ride on the senior center’s July 4 float if she is able to and will participate in Fall O Rama.
Richard Skow, community relations director from Southern Care Hospice, will be the master of ceremonies.
The 12 judges will also provide gift baskets for the contestants plus door prizes for drawings during the afternoon.
The pageant is open to the public with free admission. The Waupaca Senior Center will provide cake, coffee and light sandwiches during the intermission.
Win TV will film it, and it will be shown again on Waupaca’s Win TV.
“Other cities that have hosted this said it is amazing, funny and quite a touching day. We are looking forward to a special afternoon and hope many will turn out to enjoy the pageant,” Moe said.
For more information, contact Moe at 715-258-4437.